NTDaily Interview: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry & Dominic Sherwood Sink Their Teeth Into ‘Vampire Academy’
Vampire Academy is founded on a hugely popular series, so there’s no doubt that being a part of this film is a real big deal. I wanted to ask, because this is such a big deal, what was the best advice you received before signing on to this and who was it from?
Dominic Sherwood: “That’s a good one.”
Zoey Deutch: “Ooh, what’s the bestadvice we received?”
Sherwood: “Yeah, to handle all the pressure.”
Deutch: “Don’t have any expectations because you’ll be disappointed either way.”
Sherwood: “Who told you that?”
Deutch: “Zoey Deutch.”
Sherwood: “Zoey Deutch?”
Deutch: “No [Laughs]. My mother told me that.”
Lucy Fry: “For me, it was if people don’t like the film then it’s just not for them. In the end, it has to be something that you did for you. My friend Christina told me that I believe.”
Sherwood: “Yeah, mine is kind of similar. It was said by one of my best friends. He said individuality is key to art— a lot of people won’t like something. But hopefully, for every one person who didn’t like it, there will be two or three people who did like it. And that’s what is important— finding the light and shade in all of it.
All of the characters you portray have a certain vulnerability about them. Was it hard to tune into the darker side of your characters?
Fry: “I think it was really fun to get the chance to play with a darkness in the characters because that contradiction and juxtaposition of the light and shade is what makes the character interesting. I really enjoyed that exploration and the challenge of facing those darker places to get to the other places.”
Sherwood: “I am very much with Lucy on this. I think it’s very cathartic to go through and explore feelings and emotions that are quite dark and kind of reflect your own self. It can feel quite good afterwards. I enjoyed the challenge.”
Deutch: “Fans who’ve read the series and know Rose Hathaway will label her, right off the bat, as strong. There are normal things — insights to her vulnerability that are perhaps the most important in her character development, like when she’s wrong. She’s the heroine, the narrator and is supposed to be the decision maker and sometimes the decisions she makes are wrong. I really appreciate that human side to her.”
+ Read more from the interview on where Dimitri and Christian would take Rose and Lissa on a double date and more HERE